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NPR Story
3:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Despite Havoc, Syrian War Sparks Hope Among Kurdish Minority

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 6:33 am

With Syria in chaos, minority Kurds there hope they can realize long-standing ambitions for autonomy. Kurds who fled to northern Iraq from Syria will press those demands when they finally go home.

NPR Story
3:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Ahead Of Midterm Elections, Obama Focuses On Voting Rights

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 6:33 am

President Obama's weekly address dealt with the question of women and equal pay. On Friday, he went to a forum organized by civil rights activist Al Sharpton where he talked about voting rights.

NPR Story
3:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Ukraine Vows To Reclaim Occupied Towns By Force

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 6:33 am

Tensions are growing between pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine. The new Ukrainian government has pledged a "very tough" response to those occupying government buildings.

Around the Nation
6:37 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Breakup Text Is Evidence In Engagement Ring Lawsuit

A judge in Buffalo, N.Y., ruled a woman can keep her engagement ring after her fiance broke things off with a text. Jokingly or not, the man wrote she could keep the "$50,000 parting ring."

Around the Nation
6:37 am
Fri April 11, 2014

When It Comes To Presidential Libraries, Size Matters

George W. Bush explained to a crowd gathered at the LBJ presidential library in Austin, Texas, why the libraries are a competitive thing for former presidents.

Technology
5:51 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 6:37 am

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.

Race
5:44 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Obama, Bush Mark Passage Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 6:37 am

Barack Obama and George W. Bush, two U.S. presidents with little in common in terms of policy, personal style and politics, each paid tribute to the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson.

Europe
5:11 am
Fri April 11, 2014

A Trip Into Odessa's Rich, Dark History

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 6:37 am

As Ukraine seeks international help to bring Crimea back from Russian control, residents of Odessa watching warily. The historic Black Sea port has been conquered repeatedly throughout history.

Politics
4:20 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Step Down

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 6:37 am

The move comes about 6 months after the disastrous roll out of the health insurance website. It was eventually fixed, but not before delivering a severe blow to the president's approval ratings.

NPR Story
4:20 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Groups Disagree Over How To Aid Syrians Caught In Civil War

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 6:37 am

Aid has only trickled into Syria since the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling for more access to the country. Aid workers say bureaucratic obstacles continue to be a major problem.

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